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Scotland ‘A’ record two T20 victories in Bath

Lizzie Sleet @CricketScotland
April 23, 2018 3 years
Scotland ‘A’ record two T20 victories in Bath
Picture courtesy of Bath CC

Scotland ‘A’ 192/8 (20 overs) Budge 87, Shah 29, Wallace 29, beat Bath CC 148 (18.5 overs) Lyons 3/19, Robertson 2/28, Dickinson 2/35 by 44 runs

Scotland A began their three-day visit to Bath with two wins from two against Bath CC and Gloucestershire 2nd XI.

Playing two T20’s, the games have allowed players to get their eye in, and put their name in the mix before the senior teams T20i’s vs Pakistan in June.

Captain Michael Leask was put into bat first against Bath and within five overs had lost 4 wickets following some attacking bowling from the hosts, with Scotland sitting on 34/4.

Dylan Budge and youngster Owais Shah built a strong partnership in the middle part of the innings with Budge making 87 and Shah 29.

The pair were then dismissed in consecutive balls in the 17th over.

Wallace came in with the three overs to play and hit a fast 29 with 19 of them coming in the 18th over.

The team concluded on 198/8 from the 20 overs.

Bath began their reply quickly sitting on 49/1 after five overs, but their good start was stalled by a quick rain break.

Wickets from Ross Lyons and Christian Robertson had the hosts sitting on 132/8 in the 16th, before being bowled out for 148, with Scotland winning by 44 runs.

Scotland ‘A’ 233/5 (20 overs) Leask 111, Budge 55, beat Gloucestershire 2XI 190 (17.4 overs) Dickinson 3/25, Rao 2/17, Neill 2/33 by 43 runs

In Game 2 against Gloucestershire 2nd XI the A’s once again batted first and thanks to a fifty from captain Leask and Dylan Budge, the team were sitting on a comfortable 105/3 after 10 overs.

A 100 partnership between Leask and Budge came and placed the Scots on 155/3 after 14 overs. Leask went on to make a well-earned century two overs later following a excellent display of six hitting, but was caught at long on with 12 balls to go for a brilliant 111.

Wallace added 29 runs from the final 2 overs ending Scotland A’s innings on 233/6 after 20 overs.

Gloucestershire came out the blocks fast sitting on 66/1 after 5, but with after a much needed breakthrough from a smart run out from George Munsey, it was 92/2.

Wickets from Mitchell Rao and James Dickinson left Gloucestershire on 114/4 after 11 overs needing 234 to win.

Gloucestershire’s Liddle added 40 runs at the end but the Scots secured a 43 run victory, with Dickinson being the pick of the bowlers with 3/25 and two wickets each for Adrian Neill and Mitchel Rao.

By Iain Leggat

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